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that eliminates bush's tax cuts, taxes go up on 80% of the entire country and then obama comes in on january 1 and says i propose a tax cut for everybody that is making less than $250,000. so they took what they feel was a bad deal to prevent a totally ruin ous one politically and economically and i don't fault boehner or mcconnell for doing it. and they may not have negotiated well getting to the edge of the cliff, but when they got there, i think they made the right call for the party and for the country and the 300-point rise in the dow jones the next day suggests they did the right thing. >> in preventing the greater damage that would occur had they done the opposite? >> damage to the country torque the economy, and to the party. >> eleanor? >> i agree that boehner and mccomfortable did the right thing -- mcconnell did the right thing but they had to be dragged to the very edge of the cliff in order to do it. this was a self created trip wire so that congress would be forced to act and they almost tripped it. but the last minute, this is a victory for the president, tactical, political vic
said he hopes to visit the united states soon for a summit with president barack obama. >> translator: through the meeting i want to show my country and also the world that the strong bond between japan and the u.s. has been restored. >> abe said japanese and u.s. officials are now working out the timing of his visit. prime minister abe's special envoy conveyed the willingness to improve ties with south korea. the president-elect park gave a positive response. they pointed out the need to face bilateral issues. abe hopes the new governments can build good relations. he handed park a letter from the prime minister expressing the wish. park said south korea and japan need each other in many ways. she said she hopes to work on reconciliation and cooperation while facing issues related to their common history. >> translator: we confirmed our shared view that we should improve ties from a broad perspective, even though there are several outstanding bilateral issues. >>> south korean president lee myung-bak visited disputed islands in the sea of japan last august. japan claims the islands w
was celebrating the first election of then-senator barack obama as president of the united states of america. and, you know, as a country it was a remarkable time. it was a much different election. we were in the midst of a financial crisis, a crisis -- forgot my clock. otherwise i'll go on for, like, 45 minutes. a financial crisis that really started here in the united states but brought almost the entire global economy to its knees. and in the course of that election and with president obama taking office, we really as a country were at a crossroads of where we would go next with a system that was clearly a broken status quo. would we go back as a country to the stable financial regulation, boring banking that was enacted after the last major financial crisis, the great depression? boring, but effective. decade upon decade of financial stability, um, that had ushered in a remarkable era of growth for this country. but, you unfortunately, which hd been broken down piece by piece in the decade leading up to the financial crisis. or would we double down on that system? would we take those banks th
the central section of the book is how obama pushed out the change into the timor country be for most of the staff have located the bathrooms in the west wing. it was unclean and was in pretty because rahm emanuel is in the middle of it so wasn't suitable for young ears, but the will debate is a case study and obama is on. to the disillusionment addict of the left and i apologize to those of you remember him come out of their current obama was about like every other politician, more interested in cutting deals and chasing dreams into the fever swamps on the right to know about obama as the euro socialist radical republicans never explained how the $716 billion in spending stimulus that even paul ryan supported well above the 787 tax and spending stimulus was crushing status and in the deaths of american free enterprise. that's the beauty of the minority. the stimulus is early evidence obama was but he said he was, this data oriented left of center technocrats above all privatized. it is the first evidence after campaigning as they change the system outsider, he would govern as they we
about the country's direction as a whole and not all that keen on president obama either, it's a pretty good position to be in. >> jon: he does have to rin for reelection. the decision to delay the vote to make sure that the money was being well-spent, i know bill crystal defended it in the weekly standard, anybody else? >> oh, no, i think it's indefensible. if we're going to start talking about well-spent money you might as well shut down the entire congress. come on, this was clearly a political move. there was a response to a political move that was genuine, not only by chris christie, but by pete king, who said the same thing, disaster money should not be politicized and i think that was a theme that many americans agreed with. >> jon: i think the point, justin, that some of the critics of the bill were saying, the senate bill was that it wasn't all disaster relief. >> welsh let it go to the floor and the speaker should have done. he had an open vote on the fiscal cliff and members allowed to vote up or down and looks like he did the same thing here, pass it. >> jon: the mean seemed
rendition going on. it's practice of holding terror suspects in other countrys and not using due process, but still getting information out of them. 2007, july 1, senator barack obama said practice of shipping away prisoners the dead of night to be tortured in far off countries. september 17, 2010, he said, "eliminate the practice of extreme rendition where we outsource torture to other countrys." here we have the ultimate hypocrisy. once again -- >> andrea: where is the media? >> eric: nobel peace prize winner using rendition -- >> andrea: hold on. when he heard the word "rendition" he thought they meant reason disof the song -- ♪ i, so in love with you >> dana: president obama running for office with help from the other democrats tried to ruin the reputation of president bush which was a patriot to figure out to make sure you cannot prevent a terrorist attack happening on the country if you don't get the intelligence. there was active intelligence. the bin laden information wasn't the only thing. they used stream of intel. three guys active intel people. if you decide that you are go
well-being of our country rather than plod along the path of greece, italy, and spain. president obama needs to take note of this reality and put forward a plan to avoid it immediately. finally, pennsylvania republican senator pat toomey voiced the same sentiment earlier this week on "morning joe." >> our opportunity here is on the debt ceiling. the president has made it very clear, he doesn't even want to have a discussion about it because he knows this is where we have leverage. we republicans need to be willing to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown, which is what that could mean, and insist that we get off the road to greece. >> governor, i don't doubt that 72% want to see the spending cuts. which way do you think the public sentiment swings if there is a government shutdown? >> well, i think pat toomey is a little confused, mike. it's a continuing resolution. if they didn't fund the continuing resolution, the government would shut down. if they don't lift the debt ceiling, the economy shuts down. not only the u.s. economy, maybe the world economy, and the consequences
to an impassioned speech obama gave in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling in the senate and the explain why we were robbing the future of the country. >> all the presidents have -- >> allowing the debt ceiling to rise automatically. reliefs go back to the package for sandy. why did he leave that? he opened himself up to scathing criticism. >> i do not understand it. eric cantor assured them they would get a vote and it would pass the senate. it was predictable that this would blow up and he walked away from it. you would think you would have the votes are you would not bring it to the floor. here is a very skilled politician, but the lack of support from his own caucus is shocking. >> if he had tried to reach him four times that night, he could not reach him before the vote got overturned. reports suggest that he was up said with having that the feeder earlier in the day and he did not want to have the call for spending the same night and have the house take a position on it. wood is hard to follow is what to do about his own leadership in being affected by his own decision. >> it tends to be
. >> welcome back. is 8:15 a.m.. new this morning, president obama used his weekly address this morning to talk about the nation's economy. he said that raising taxes on wealthy americans is a good start. however, he says that washington must do more to reduce the country's debt. and that includes making sure that congress lives the federal debt ceiling. >> the last time congress threatened this the whole economy suffered. our families and businesses cannot afford this. >> the nation's credit rating was downgraded last year when lawmakers threatened in action on the debt ceiling. on the republican side, representative dave camp from michigan set america's credit cards are maxed out. he stated that there is no money in the bank, so we have to stop spending. >> we do have rain on the rway it will also increase throughout the day. in the north bay it will grow more into the evening. satellite and radar shows there is a cold front approaching. it will push its way into our area in the afternoon. by 1:00 p.m. it will make its way to santa rosa. off by 3:00 p.m. it will cross over the golden gate bri
't think that that's going to happen, but i think that president obama would like that. and said earlier he's not going to negotiate raising the debt ceiling with congress. we have to get this done and that the country has to pay its bills and i totally agree we should not default on our bills, jamie. we can't keep raising the debt ceiling and kicking the can down the road. the president said if we don't pay our bills it's going to be catastrophic for the global economy, if we don't balance the budget and stop this spending in washington d.c., that's going to be more c catastroph catastrophic, if washington d.c. doesn't work together-- >> angela, we've had that conversation for two years now, working together and mary anne we're at a point where something's going to have to be done. and even with the new taxes every american pitching in, we can't cover our debts. first of all, what do you think the chances are that the president will do that and what if our country gets downgraded again? what will that mean for the administration? mary anne? >> that can't happen. that can't happen and it's
? >> quite the rescue. >>> every year in this country an estimated 3,000 people die from eating contaminated food. two years ago president obama signed into law that gives them more power to help prevent such contamination. and today finally the fda outlined how they plan to use that power. among the proposals hiring 1,000 more safety inspectors, enforcing tougher standards for how you grow the fruits and vegetables. >>> well tonight the national senate for the victims of the crime is speaking out. what they've got to say about the case out of ohio where a teenage girl was allegedly raped and then ridiculed online. that's still ahead. >>> something isn't quite right with the picture. do you know what it is? the picture that has people talking and nancy pelosi defending herself. topper? >>> the high temperature is 46 today. that's actually a tree above average. here is your wake up weather as it will be cold again tomorrow morning a. little breezy too. 24 and 42 at 6:00 if you're up that early, upper 20s to the mid-30s by 8:00 and 10:00, sunshine and a cool 38 to 34. still tracking a little b
infantry service where he was awarded two purple hearts make it superbly qualified. a group wrote to obama to throw his support behind hagel that enjoys the backing that one opinion that matters most. >> he is patriot and he has done extraordinary work. somebody that has served this country with valor in vietnam. somebody who is currently serving on my intelligence advisory board. >> reporter: the white house said no decision has been made on the top pentagon spotted. >> jamie: what kind of confirmation are we in for if the president does nominate him? assistant to vice president cheney steven yates will clinton us to discuss that. >> gregg: grand new videotape. thousands of new yorkers saying goodbye to the beloved boardwalk go. demolition begin today after the hundred year old structure suffered major damage from super storm sandy. the boardwalk has been the city's most recognizable landmark. >> jamie: some volunteers are launching new effort to help victims of sandy. they are trying to save thousands of treasured photos that were damaged during the storm. anna is live with a heartwarmin
. >> the obama administration took another step this week toward immigration reform, a rule change will allow some illegal immigrants in the country to apply for permanent residence status if they have a close relative that is a citizen. the president said that he is determined to overhaul the immigration process. >> i said that fixing the broken immigration program is top priority. i will introduce legislation to get it done in the first year. we have talked about it long enough, we know how we can fix it. we can do it in a comprehensive way that the american people support. that is something we should get done. >> i want to bring in a congressman from the president's home state. congressman, good to see you again, sir. >> pleasure. >> thursday's rule change could effect hundreds of thousands of people already in the country illegally, are you happy with the change? >> well, look, i am, because it's going to help people keep their families together. it was not all we asked for. but it's a significant step in the right direction. here is what it does, it says if you are an american citizen an
to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long term fiscal well being of our country rather than plot along the path of greece, italy and spain. president obama needs to take note of this reality and put forth a plan to avoid it immediately. and finally, pat toomey voiced the same sentiment earlier this week on morning joe. >> our opportunity here is on the debt ceiling. the president has made it very clear. he doesn't even want to have a discussion about it because he knows this is where we have leverage. we republicans need to be willing to tolerate a temporary partial government shutdown, which is what that could mean. >> governor, i don't doubt that 72% want to see the spending cuts. if they don't lift the debt ceiling, the economy shuts down. not only the u.s. economy, maybe the world economy. the consequences are drastic. look, the bottom line on this, michael, and you know this, nobody should be threatening or rattling sabers. everyone. president obama, harry reid, everyone knows we need significant spending cuts. it's about time we act maturely and get together and t
this thing out. i travel the country, she is beloved by everybody who supported her last time, and even by those who supported then senator obama. she will not be unopposed, i promise you that. >> we'll have a lot more to talk about in the weeks, months and years about the secretary of state. hillary clinton. >>> when we come back it is much more than a regular army. up next, disturbing new details about iran's intelligence service. stay with us, you're in "the situation room." unstuff your n. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto polic
critics in the country. even as a republican, he was talked about as a potential vice presidential running mate for barack obama in the '08 campaign. on the other side, it was interesting. the republican nominee that year, john mccain said that chuck hagel could have a place in a john mccain presidential administration. mitch mcconnell said at the time, quote, in two terms in the senate, chuck has earned the respect of his colleagues and risen to national prominence as a clear voice on foreign policy and national security. so through all of those years, through all of his willingness to criticize his own side on the most highly politicized issues in the country, senator chuck hagel was able to hold on to the good graces of his fellow republicans for all of those years, until now. now they say they are over him, because now republican chuck hagel is looking like the person president obama would like to put in charge of the pentagon. josh rogan at foreign policy first breaking the news on the nomination and noting in the same breath all the republican senators that are against the nomination
continue to rule the country, whoever is elected today will be in charge until a new election is organized. >>> back to politics now. in december it looked like the fiscal cliff battle would be fought between president obama and house speaker john boehner, but as it turned out the white house had a better chance to make a deal with the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell from kentucky. james carroll is a washington reporter for "the louisville courier journal." happy new year, sir. >> happy new year to you. >> the president couldn't make the fiscal cliff deal ask could be the new way the way things are done in d.c. that realization they lead to a more formalized process to begin bipartisan negotiations in the senate to put pressure on the house. given this new dawn of bipartisanship that has spanned a week or so now, has senator mcconnell's role as a power broker, has it been enhanced? >> i think it has been enhanced. you know, just a quick back story on this, he originally, mcconnell said he would not play the lead role in the negotiations over this fiscal cliff, but in the end he's th
. >> as you know twice in the last 20 years the country's tried to take, the government's tried to take a big step forward, under the clinton administration and then under the first year of the obama administration. and each time the senate killed it. >> yeah. but the key thing there is that each time both the clinton administration and the obama administration tried to do this it was essentially a top-down, inside the beltway strategy. we are going after and trying to cajole and convince and persuade the members of the senate and the house to pass this legislation without first engaging the broad public and building a citizens movement, a issue public as i talked about before that was actually demanding change. because in the end politicians care about their job. and if they don't feel like there's a political price to pay for opposing action on climate change or alternatively a political opportunity to be had by being a leader on this issue, it's very easy for them to say, "you know what? i've got a lot of other things here on my plate to deal with. i've got lots of lobbyists coming into my
. it is precisely because these dreamers are now organizing all over the country. people have organized in remarkable way to push back against the arizona-type laws and also to push back against the obama's deportation policies that have removed hundreds of thousands of people. so you have a remarkable, and very young network of grass roots organizers who know how to use social media and know how to tell the stories in ways that are compelling and pushing on congress and the administration to make change. i think that the power of the grass roots in this context is enormous right now, and it is a response to really, you know, ip credibly damaging policies. >> thank you,set wessler and matt welsh, and coming up next, the emancipation proclamation, and 150 years later, the surprising things that you don't know about the historic document when we come back. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it? ...with best-in-class combined mpg... and more interior room than corolla and civic? ...and a technology suite with bluetooth
radio address, president obama promised to do more for the economy. >> we still needed to put americans back to work while also putting the country in a path to pay down its debt. we can't afford more protracted show dunns and manufactured crises along the way. >> msnbc kristen welker continues the tough assignment in honolulu. he has a lot including the cabinet appointment next week, we understand. who might that be? >> according to multiple sources, president obama could announce his pick for secretary of defense as early as the start of next week and those familiar with the decision making process say that former nebraska senator chuck hagel is right now a top contender, however, white house officials stress that the president has not yet made his final decision. if he does pick hagel we could see a difficult confirmation process. he has come under criticism due to controversial comments he made several years ago including comments about israel. he has apologized for those comments. some people say the apology is acceptable and others say not so much so that could be difficult moving
do you think the bench. are? initially the united states use the argument that president obama did not want to press the gun ownership lobby prior to the election. if you think it might have a positive effect on actually getting agreement from the united states. you mentioned other arms export countries. to what extent are countries like russia or china determine how effective a treaty is? >> a treaty that involves those countries will be dramatically more effective it. russia is a major arms exporter, as is the united states. we do want them in it. i think it is too early to say -- and analysis of u.s. domestic politics. last week it may have affected this. we had reached a point in july with the inclusion of ammunitions, which was a contentious point of the united states through article 6 regulating ammunition. the united states are not willing to go a long -- they are not necessarily opposing that. that is not necessarily a showstopper. there are things we have to do to improve the -- the text before us could be improved. removing some of the loopholes that could be argued with
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